Zelina Vega has discussed her return to WWE that has seen her already compete in the Money In The Bank ladder match and how she seeks advice from a childhood hero.
Vega originally signed with WWE in 2017 and is best known from her first run with the company as the manager of Andrade. She led the Mexican star to the NXT Championship before the pair graduated to the main WWE roster.
That partnership appeared to dissolve just one month before Zelina Vega was released from her WWE contract amidst the fallout from WWE banning their stars from using third-party platforms such as Twitch and Cameo. Minutes before Vega’s release was announced she Tweeted her support for unionisation in wrestling, although the Tweet has since been deleted.
Speaking to WWE’s El Brunch, Zelina Vega first discussed her return to the company on July 2nd:
“It’s crazy, to be honest, because for seven months, I was gone. Obviously, with COVID, it was hard because we didn’t see anyone. It was amazing to be in front of a crowd in Texas at Money in the Bank and I was really happy. When my entrance music hit, I wasn’t expecting to hear such a big reaction. From that to then seeing John Cena, Goldberg, Nikki ASH, the new Raw Women’s Champion, it was crazy.”
Vega then discussed how she felt coming out of the women’s Money In The Bank match that saw Nikki A.S.H emerge with the briefcase:
“I feel accomplished. I think a lot of girls feel the same. Even if you didn’t win, you still feel like you went out there and gave it your all. That’s definitely a feeling I’ve held on to. Just feeling proud. You want to go in there and show what you can do. Either remind the WWE universe of what I can do or just show them.”
One person Zelina Vega says she doesn’t shy away from asking advice is Lucha legend, Rey Mysterio. Vega revealed Mysterio had been a big help for her heading into the multi-woman ladder match:
“As crazy as our history is, (Rey Mysterio) is still my favorite when I was a kid and even now. I ask his advice for a lot of things. Even Money in the Bank, I asked his advice and he was able to help me for a lot of that.”
Vega has yet to win a match since her return on SmackDown at the beginning of July. She most recently lost to the debuting Toni Storm on the blue brand.